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Retail giant Target (NYSE:TGT) didn’t disappoint investors in its highly anticipated holiday numbers report on Thursday. With results that largely surpassed expectations, TGT stock initially popped. Then, retailing peers Kohl’s (NYSE:KSS) and Macy’s (NYSE:M) reported much-softer holiday numbers, implying that not all was well this holiday season. Recession and consumer spending fears were reignited. Everyone forgot
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Social media giant Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) had a rough 2018, as it was hit by data-privacy scandals, regulation crackdowns, slowing revenue growth, compressing margins, plenty of bad press, and a falling stock. But FB still owns the four most-widely-used-internet properties in the world. Each of them has over a billion users, and only two are being monetized
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[Editor’s note: This story was originally published in November 2018. It has since been updated and republished. The writer’s opinions may have shifted since its initial publication.] All good things must come to an end, as market participants are finding out. Over the past few months, the Dow Jones has gyrated wildly from hitting all-time
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It’s been a tough stretch for shares of home improvement retailer Home Depot (NYSE:HD). In early September 2018, Home Depot stock was touching all-time highs around $215 and everything was going right for the company. Then, the U.S. economy started to cool, the Fed kept hiking interest rates and trade relations between the U.S. and
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Share repurchases have become controversial of late. Proponents point out that the best stocks to invest in often use stock buybacks as a key component of overall shareholder returns. Critics respond that companies usually overpay for their own stock — and in the process ignore much-needed investments. As usually is the case, the truth is
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Credit has to be given where it’s due … Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) has largely defined the current era of smart speakers. Although voice-activated assistants have been offered on some smartphones and newer computers, Amazon’s stand alone Echo has raised the bar to an impressively high level. Some Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG, NASDAQ:GOOGL) investors were expecting Google to take
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